Scottish Conservative rural affairs spokesman resigns over lobbying 'mistake'

17 May 2018

The Scottish Conservative spokesman on rural affairs has resigned after failing to declare a personal interest in a project he was promoting.

Peter Chapman lobbied several members of...

Charlotte Street Partners signs up Finsbury lobbyist as associate partner

16 May 2018

Charlotte Street Partners has signed up former Finsbury lobbyist and Scottish Conservatives press officer Iain Gibson as associate partner.

The fast-growing public affairs and strategic...

Weber Shandwick public affairs chief Jon McLeod bows out after 21 years

14 May 2018

Weber Shandwick corporate, financial and public affairs chairman Jon McLeod is quitting the agency after 21 years, PAN has learned.

The experienced and highly-regarded lobbyist will leave...

Dirk Paterson: How I have fought against 'cash for access' lobbying

26 February 2018

Influencing is not about cash for access anymore. Good lobbying is about three things: strategy strategy strategy.

When I first said this in a board meeting I had a full-on row the CEO who...

Simon Petar: There are opportunities in Labour’s housing hash

13 February 2018

Despite my long-term party membership, I have come to the conclusion that Labour’s approach to housing policy is both tragic and an opportunity in equal measure.

Tragic because the ability...

Who are the new movers and shakers in the UK public affairs world?

13 May 2018

The question of what makes a mover and shaker in the modern public affairs industry in a live one. Some of the lobbyists featured here are best-known for their impressive contacts books and their...

Lunch with... David Wild

28 February 2018

A man walks into Shepherd’s wearing a Bates hat. No, not a very lame joke. Just the beginning of my lunch with David Wild, Chairman of Lodestone, and wearer of very fine hats (I myself own two...

The 2017 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

22 December 2017

As usual, these highly prestigious awards were decided by a heavyweight one-strong judging panel comprised of the UK’s leading public affairs journalist....

The full list of the lucky (and...